Arnold Shortreed, 82, of Watten Township, Ont., passed away Friday, May 18, 2001 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
He was born April 20, 1919 in Emo, Ont. to the late James and Rose Shortreed. During WWII, Arnold served with the Ordinance Corps in Canada. Upon his discharge from the services, he moved to Toronto.
On Feb. 15, 1941, he was united in marriage to the former Elsie Tummey.
Arnold lived in Toronto for 30 years, where he operated his own roofing business. From there, he returned to Fort Frances to live up the lake and work for the MNR until his retirement.
He was predeceased by his three brothers, Vernon, Raymond, and Alan Shortreed; and by one sister, Laney.
Arnold is survived by his wife, Elsie Shortreed of Watten Township, Ont.; one sister, Ethel Cooke of Port Albernie, B.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Patrick Playfair will officiate, with interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.
Friends may visit prior to funeral services Thursday afternoon from 1 p.m. until service time.
Pallbearers will be Randy Shortreed, Arnold Nielsen, Rod Salchert, and Roland Crawford, Richard Lyons, and Harlan Faragher.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 920 Frenette Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3N4.